Month Visited: August
Our family likes to search out unusual places when we travel., and we are willing to go off the beaten path. We do like luxury at times but we are willing to sacrifice comfort in order to reach remote places and out of the way cultures. We have a sense of adventure, and we include fun and exciting activities as well as educational stops on our trips. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 18 years, Boy age 13 years, Boy age 11 years.
Description: Manara Cliff in Israel is the highest cliff in the country, and this is a place where visitors will find fun, adventure, exquisite views of the surrounding countryside, and extreme sports opportunities. The Manara cliffs cable car stops at three stations on the way up to the top, and it can transport around 350 people every hour. At each station you can get off and take advantage of the activities in that area. There is an Alpine toboggan, BMX bike trails to ride on, an Omega zip line, and rappelling on a climbing wall that can provide excitement and extreme adventure for those who enjoy these types of activities. Visitors will also find a playground, picnic tables, and sculptures.
Our Experiences: The cable car ride up the Manara cliff in Israel was incredible. We had fantastic views of the landscape below, and it was nice to be able and sit back and relax as we worked our way higher. The kids enjoyed the many activities that we found at the stops along our way up the cliff, and the scenery was breathtaking. There were things to see and do for everyone, and this was one of the top favorites on our trip to Israel. We recommend this stop highly, and families will find a wide variety of things to do no matter how little or how much excitement they are looking for.
Description: Kiryat Shmona is the northernmost city in Israel, and it is situated in the incredibly beautiful Hula Valley. This city was founded in 1949, and it was placed on top of ruins from a previous Arab village. The name of this Israel city was chosen to honor 8 fallen heroes who died in a battle in the year 1920. Kiryat Shmona is a big tourist destination because it is centrally located for all of the nearby historical sites and natural beauty in the surrounding area. The city offers a wide range of amenities and activities for visitors.
Our Experiences: Kiryat Shmona was a very interesting city to explore, and it was conveniently close to the Manara Cliff. The history of the city is fascinating, and we spent some time wandering around and taking in all of the sights and sounds. There are a number of shops and stores that offer a variety of products and items, shopping centers, restaurants, accommodations, and even many entertainment options. We all enjoyed experiencing the local culture. This was a nice stop that was relaxing, and the time we spent here was well spent.
Description: The Sneer is a natural spring and stream that runs into Israel from Lebanon, and it joins with the Dan and the Chermon before flowing into the Jordan River. There are two trails that can be used to hike along this waterway, one is shorter and less difficult than the other. These trails are popular with residents and visitors both, and it is common to see families walking along both trails.
Our Experiences: The Nachal Sneer hike that we took was amazing, with gorgeous scenery and plenty of plants and animals which can be seen. In some spots there are roots from the trees that may make passage a little more difficult, and the stones and rocks may be slippery at times. This stop may not be the best choice for families that have infants or very young children, or those who are not fairly active. The trek can be challenging in spots, especially on the longer trail, and those who are not in decent shape may not find this hike enjoyable.